In an interview with the Spanish website La Nacion Dwayne "The Rock"Johnson slipped up and confirmed that he will be participate in Shazam! movie. It`s the first time he has confirm his participation in the superhero film, but still played coy with the details.
Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he will participate in a superhero film for WB/DC Comics in which he could give life to Black Adam, the archenemy of the superhero Shazam."I will play a DC Comics character. Its a Shazam story, but I cannot comment if my roll is Shazam or Black Adam. We've been developing this for some time now and I have always been a fan of anti-heroes. This one in particular, I believe that we will do him justice. I'm putting my heart and soul into this role", Johnson said Monday.
The Rock said that the official announcement will be made soon."I've always been interested in two characters in my career, those has been my favorites since my childhood: Green Lantern and Black Adam ... I think we just fast forwarded the announcement," he said, laughing.It's the first time Johnson has confirmed his participation in the superhero movie.Although it has never been adapted to the big screen, Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel) is one of the most popular characters from DC Comics.
The comic was created by writer Bill Parker and artist CC Berk and first appeared in 1939.In the 1940`s his popularity reached sales exceeding Superman comics and later his stories were adapted to diferent formats like animated cartoon shows and TV series. Shazam's name is an acronym for the mythological characters Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury, whose powers get together.On the other hand, Black Adam has been the archenemy of Shazam since 1970.
On different occasions Johnson has used his Twitter account to distribute messages and images related to DC Comics. The most recent showing the cover of the short animated film "Superman / Shazam! The Return of Black Adam", which was distributed directly to DVD.Johnson did not confirm if his character would appear in the film Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice, which is currently shooting and its set to be released in 2016.
Neither specified whether if this is a film dedicated to Shazam, but noted that the universe and mythology of the comics company interconnect. "Now it's happening with Superman and Batman. Aquaman and Wonder Woman are also coming. I'm excited and I know fans are also excited. DC and Warner Bros. have a great mythology that we will respect, we will create something very cool and with good foundation".